Joanna scoops top title

FINANCIAL planning has added up to a top award for one local businesswoman.

Joanna Hague proved herself a winner by scooping an accolade at the Money Management Financial Planner of the Year Awards 2011.

Joanna, a Doncaster-based paraplanner with The Consulting Group, won the award for Emerging Talent Student of the Year.

The awards recognise the wide-ranging duties, professionalism and invaluable service offered to clients.

And the competition was no easy task as entrants had to present a written 2,500 word solution to at least three complex real life scenarios. Joanna then had to convince a panel of judges of her expertise in her selected specialisations in a face-to-face interview.

At a gala awards event at the Dorchester Hotel on London’s Park Lane, Janet Walford OBE, editor of Money Management magazine, said: “Once again I am delighted to see new entrants and repeat winners to this toughly fought area of financial advice.

“All of the winners represent the very best of professional advice – it doesn’t matter where they’re based, how they are paid, how technologically advanced they are – the only criterion for winning one of these awards is pure talent.”